Somalia

 
How Bush Snr's failed Somalia intervention shaped US-Africa ties
How Bush Snr's failed Somalia intervention shaped US-Africa ties
While many have eulogised the former US president for shaping world politics during turbulent times, on the African continent the death of George...
Somalia executes man on anniversary of deadly Mogadishu bombing
Somalia executes man on anniversary of deadly Mogadishu bombing
As Somalia commemorated the anniversary of a deadly 2017 blast which left at least 500 people dead and scores more injured, a man convicted for his...
East Africa’s heroin coast
East Africa’s heroin coast
Afghanistan is the home of high quality heroin, and is producing more of it than ever before. Last year an estimated 328 000 hectares of arable...
Can South Africa celebrate Africa Month?
Can South Africa celebrate Africa Month?
The xenophobic violence and the bloodshed of May 2008 remains a scar which should be carried with shame by every South African and our government....
Somalia's illicit charcoal trade threatens security, the environment and livelihoods
Somalia's illicit charcoal trade threatens security, the environment and livelihoods
Stockpiles of charcoal cast long shadows that shield motorists from the scorching sun on the road that links the southern port of Buur Gaabo to the...
Why blaming conflicts in Africa on climate change is misguided
Why blaming conflicts in Africa on climate change is misguided
The role of water crises in conflicts in places like Syria, Nigeria and Iran often feature in media and
Somaliland’s independence bid boosted by geostrategic shakeup
Somaliland’s independence bid boosted by geostrategic shakeup
For nearly three decades, the holy grail of politics in Somaliland has been its quest for international recognition. Somaliland is not its own...
Somalia’s new regime flounders
Somalia’s new regime flounders
Change always breeds optimism and it was no different when Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed was elected as president of Somalia in February last year....
Infographic: The rising tide of immigration from Africa to Europe and the US
Infographic: The rising tide of immigration from Africa to Europe and the US
A report released by the Pew Research Center analysed data on migration patterns from sub-Saharan African countries– specifically...
Somali women sidestep taboos to play football
Somali women sidestep taboos to play football
Shortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrives at a football pitch in Mogadishu, where they shrug off their hijabs — some changing...
Turkey’s foray into Somalia is a huge success, but there are risks
Turkey’s foray into Somalia is a huge success, but there are risks
Turkey’s engagement with Somalia is striking for its brevity and ostensible success. Turkey has been involved in Somalia since just 2011, yet...

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